Thunderstorms are expected to hit Somerset in the coming days after weeks of scorching weather, the Met Office is warning.
Forecasters predict heavy rain will arrive on Wednesday evening (June 16) and a yellow warning for thunderstorms has been put in place.
The warning will continue Thursday and Friday and BBC Weather has predicted that up to 34 hours of rain will fall in parts of the southwest before the end of the week (Sunday June 20).
The yellow weather warning covers most of England, stretching from Devon to Newcastle upon Tyne. It starts Wednesday and lasts until Friday, which means there could be “travel disruption and flooding” in some places.
The Met Office said
There is a small chance that homes and businesses will flood quickly, with damage to some buildings from flooding, lightning, hail, and high winds. In the event of flooding or lightning, there is a risk of delay and cancellation of train and bus services. Spray and flash flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures. There is a small chance that some communities will be isolated by flooded roads. There is a low risk that power outages will occur and other services to some homes and businesses will be lost.
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Rain, thunder and lightning will hit towns in Somerset at slightly different times and will be more intense in some areas than others.
Hour-by-hour forecasts for each major city of Bath
After a scorching day with highs of 24 ° C, at 10 p.m. on Wednesday June 16, clouds will gather over Bath.
Weather forecast Wednesday through Thursday for Bath (Image: Met Office)
10 p.m .: There is a 30% chance of rain while temperatures remain high, at 18C.
1 a.m. (Thursday, June 17): The chance of rain will double to 60% as the night cools. Showers will be very heavy, according to Met Offic charts.
4 am: Heavy showers will continue.
7am: The showers will remain strong with temperatures stable at 15C.
10am: The rain will fade and be replaced by clouds. There is a 20% chance of showers.
Clouds will gather over Wells around 7 p.m. Wednesday night, bringing with them a 20% chance of rain.
Wells Wednesday-Thursday weather forecast (Image: Met Office)
10 p.m .: The probability of light showers increases to 40% when the mercury drops to 16 ° C.
1 a.m. (Thursday, June 17): The storm will start in earnest, with a 70% chance of heavy rain. Temperatures remain around 15C.
4 am: The rain will turn into “heavy showers” and the chance of precipitation will drop to 60%.
7:00 a.m .: At sunrise, the showers will become lighter as the mercury drops another degree to 14 ° C.
After peaking at 20 ° C on Wednesday, the mercury will drop to 16 ° C by 10 p.m., paving the way for light rain showers over Weston-super-Mare.
Wednesday to Thursday weather forecast for Weston-super-Mare (Image: Met Office)
10 p.m .: There is a 40% chance that light showers will start and continue for six hours.
4 a.m. (Thursday, June 17): Heavy showers are likely as the temperature drops another degree, to 15 ° C.
7:00 am: The showers will subside, with a 40% chance that they will continue until 10:00 am, when they will be replaced by clouds and the mercury will rise to 16 ° C.
The rain will start a little later in Taunton than in other parts of the county. Wednesday, June 16 at 10 p.m., it looks cloudy, with only a 20 percent chance of precipitation.
Wednesday to Thursday weather forecast for Taunton (Image: Met Office)
1 a.m. (Thursday, June 17): There is a 40 percent chance that light rain showers will start, when the temperature is expected to drop to 15C.
4 am: The showers will become abundant and will last three hours.
7am: The rain will subside to light showers, with a 40% chance of precipitation. The temperature will drop to 14C before rising again when the rain stops at 10am.
Glastonbury is set to take a heavy blow on Wednesday night, with one of the county’s worst forecasts.
Glastonbury Wednesday to Thursday weather forecast (Image: Met Office)
10 p.m .: Temperatures will drop from 20 ° C at 7 p.m. to 16 ° C just three hours later and there will be a 40% chance of light rain showers.
1 p.m. (Thursday, June 17): The mercury will drop another degree, the downpour starting in earnest and turning into “heavy rains”.
4 am: The deluge will subside slightly until heavy showers, the temperature remaining at 15C.
7:00 am: There will be a 40% chance of light showers when the sun rises over Glastonbury Tor. Around 10 a.m., the rain will be replaced by clouds.
At 10 p.m. Wednesday night, the mercury will dip from 21 ° C to 16 ° C and there will be a 30% chance of light showers.
Wednesday to Thursday weather forecast for Yeovil (Image: Met Office)
1 p.m. (Thursday June 17): The downpour begins, with a good chance of heavy showers in Yeovil.
4 p.m .: Soaking continues and temperatures drop to 14C.
7am: The rain will subside to light showers, although the mercury remains stable until 10am, when temperatures rise to 16 ° C and clouds displace thunderstorm clouds.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-14 09:55:35